EVERY BILLBOARD HOT 100 SINGLE 1970: #349: ” DOWN BY THE RIVER”- THE BROOKLYN BRIDGE

The Brooklyn Bridge - Down By The River / Look Again (1971, Vinyl ...

Every Billboard Hot 100 Single 1970: #349: ” Down By The River”- The Brooklyn Bridge. July 11, 1970.

  • Single: “Down By The River”- The Brooklyn Bridge
  • Record Company- Buddah
  • Genre: Pop
  • Written by Neil Young
  • Time: 3:04
  • B-side: “Look Again”
  • Album-The Brooklyn Bridge
  • Grade: C
  • Peaked at #91 2 weeks in the Billboard Hot 100.

The Brooklyn Bridge- a pop band from Long Island, New York- had 7 Hot 100 singles from 1968-70- their biggest hit being ” The Worst That Could Happen” #3 1968 this first chart single. They were led by lead singer Johnny Maestro.

8 responses to “EVERY BILLBOARD HOT 100 SINGLE 1970: #349: ” DOWN BY THE RIVER”- THE BROOKLYN BRIDGE

  1. I had never heard of that band before. While they certainly made it their own, for which they deserve credit, I feel Neil Young’s original version is significantly better. As a huge Neil fan, I may not be entirely objective here! 🙂

    • I agree with you- you can’t top Neil’s original. Although I will say I once heard him stretch it out to 20 plus minutes in concert- that was more than I cared to hear.

    • I am not one for long solo’s- I saw Neil two nights in a row- and he did the 20 minute version both nights- c’mon Neil you have hundreds of great songs- you could have played at least 4 instead of the one 20 minute…

    • Ha, that’s funny. I think I’m with you there!

      That’s why jam rock oftentimes only mildly excites me. I’m all for jammin’, but everything in moderation – I can take 6, maybe 8 minutes, but then it’s really time to wrap up!

    • It was a great concert otherwise- Booker T. & The MG”s were his back up band.. 30-31 years ago.. seems like yesterday…. and Neil’s bus passed us on the day home- the old Buffalo Springfield bus.

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